Battlefield Hardline: Robbery
The criminals of Battlefield Hardline aren't giving up on their not-so-noble quest for epic loot, a point made abundantly clear with the game's second expansion DLC, dubbed "Robbery." Featuring four new maps (The Docks, Break Pointe, Museum and Precinct 7), a new 5v5 game mode (Squad Heist), four new weapons, two new gadgets, two new factional vehicles and new vehicle upgrades, new camo skins and vehicle paints, there's a lot to take in - or take with you in a duffle bag.
The new Squad Heist mode is themed after Squad Rush from Battlefield 4. In it, criminals must use a drill to break into two vaults before finally escaping via helicopter that must be called in from a secure location. Drills and vaults aren't necessarily literal drills and vaults, mind you. In an announcement blog, DICE gave an example of a glass cutter as the proverbial drill and a display case as the vault. In this way, each heist can be tailored to the map.
Well, it makes more sense than breaking into a vault to steal a museum's money, anyway. That would just be mean. Robbery will be available this September.
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity
The Criminal Activity DLC will include four new maps (Backwoods, Code Blue, The Beat and Black Friday), a new game mode (Bounty Hunter), four weapons, two new ammunition types, a new gadget, two vehicles and six all new masks (including a hella creepy bunny if that's what you're into). Criminal Activity will be released in summer and is the first of four expansions coming to Hardline.
In the team-based Bounty Hunter, killed players drop a coin colored to match their team. These coins must then be collected by the enemy in order to score - or alternatively, collected by teammates to deny the opposing faction points. It's sort of a way to confirm your kill, you could say. First team to the coin limit wins.
Battlefield Hardline DLC plans
EA and Visceral have revealed their plans for Battlefield Hardline DLC, dropping the names and teases of four major expansions. Here are their official descriptions, along with targeted release windows:
Battlefield Hardline: Criminal Activity - Players have to make a name for themselves in fast-paced, highly-destructible new maps littered with small-time crime jobs. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Robbery - Take down the opposition head on and progress through key locations with major cinematic action. Available summer 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Getaway - This is frantic, high-speed chases that immerse players deeper in the heist. Available fall 2015.
Battlefield Hardline: Betrayal - There is a rat in every operation and players will have to find out who to trust. Available winter early 2016.